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The Lost Room

June 29, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

In the 1960s, an unknown event at the Sunshine Motel caused ordinary things in Room 10 to transform into items of wonder. The room and its contents gained unique and inexplicable properties, transforming them from mundane things into indestructible Objects with extraordinary powers that are sought after by anyone who knows their secrets. Police Det. Joe Miller (Peter Krause) first learns of The Room when he unwittingly comes across the most powerful and coveted Object of them all: the Key. His life immediately turns upside down as his young daughter becomes lost in the room and Joe is the target of shadowy figures who will stop at nothing to take from him his only hope of saving her – the
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The Lost Room


5 Responses to “The Lost Room”
  1. AngryAl says:

    Just like the title says.. I NEVER recieved it. I ordered a digital tire pressure guage a while back and that was also NEVER delivered. I’m never shopping here again.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. K. Harris says:

    One thing that the Sci-Fi Channel always had going for it, in terms of original programming, was its annual December miniseries. Here, we caught up with impressive revisions of “Dune” and its follow-up “Children of Dune,” we said good-bye to the brilliant Farscape in “The Peacekeeper Wars,” said hello to the new stellar incarnation of “Battlestar Galactica” and were treated to one of the most ambitious shows ever–“Taken.” I was, however, less than impressed with last year’s Bermuda Triangle hokum “The Triangle.” Way too long and absolutely nonsensical, it was one of the more ridiculous programs that I sat through in 2005. Well, I could use that exact same sentence to describe 2006s “The Lost Room.”

    I went into “The Lost Room” with a fair amount of good will. I had already heard some negative things, but I’m a fan of Peter Krause and found the story concept to be intriguing. It’s rather hard to describe the plot of “The Lost Room” in any kind of logical way, however–so I’ll make it brief. Krause, as a police detective, stumbles upon a mysterious motel key. That key can be used in any lock to access a motel room in an alternate world which can then transport you to any destination. Got it? But that’s not all. Many other items that also came from this mysterious room exist in the world–all with peculiar powers of their own, ranging from a pen that can fry human flesh to a watch that can hard boil an egg (you heard me). Now, there are those that want to collect these items to exploit their power and, also, a cult of some sort that treat them as a new religion. When Krause’s daughter is lost in the alternate universe, he must use his wits, the key, and suspect sci-fi “logic” to unravel the secrets of the Lost Room while battling both nefarious groups that want his key.

    That’s all I’m saying plot-wise. It’s all rather silly. The powers of the various items are so ludicrous and arbitrary, it caused many unintentional chuckles within the group I watched this with. The series, however, isn’t all bad. Krause is a credible and likable hero. I was rooting for him. The supporting cast is engaging, taking things just seriously enough to keep you involved despite what your brain keeps telling you. There is some humor, especially with the objects. And the concept is fairly original. It is all very watchable, even if it’s not very good.

    And while, ultimately, I didn’t hate “The Lost Room”–I do struggle with whether or not it is worth the time investment. Had this been a couple of hours, I’d recommend it as a lark. However, the extra time spent with the miniseries format doesn’t give you any appreciable payoff. Its light tone and appealing actors may keep some enthralled, but it is empty calories–at best. The plotting never makes much sense, so spending more and more time in the world of “The Lost Room” never added up to more value, for me. Try it if you must–I’m not sorry to have seen it–but it’s instantly forgettable in a bad movie way. About 2 1/2 stars. KGHarris, 01/07.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. If you’re the sort of person who likes puzzles in a movie strictly for their own sakes, then you may find worth in The Lost Room. The production values are good — video is a little soft on focus, but otherwise it is pretty to look at. The dialog and acting are reasonably good.

    This series reminds me a bit of last year’s Journeyman series on NBC. It sets the main character in a sort of ridiculous situation — jumping through time, but not randomly. Seemingly there was a purpose behind it. A purpose seemed evident, and some sort of mechanism was hinted at but never resolved. In the end, you have a fantastical premise, with characters doing their best to resolve problems within the strange situation they faced.

    In the Lost Room, characters are not jumping through time, but into some other dimension and back to normality. Many devices exist that have fantastical qualities, used for good or ill by various factions. Two of the characters want to retrieve their lost children. One group has quasi-religious motives in obtaining these devices. Another faction wants to sequester the devices because they feel earth is in danger from this other dimension.

    In the end, the personal drama of the main character is resolved. The ultimate questions about why these devices exist, who made them, and whether they represent an existential danger or a potential blessing to humanity are not resolved. If you can live with that ambiguity, you may enjoy the personal drama. For myself, I can’t say that was enough to justify the four plus hours spent watching the series. I was hooked enough to want to see the end, but having seen it, I feel let down.

    Mr. T would just say, “Ain’t got time for no jibber-jabber!”

    Shakespeare would say, ” …like a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

    The Lost Room is not idiotic. But it surely does signify nothing.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. “Some doors are better left closed,” states the tagline with this film. It could just as easily have been, “some disc containers are better left closed.” The Lost Room starts out slow, gets slower, and by the time an hour has ticked away movement of any kind has come to a grinding halt. Too bad it wasn’t animated, for it really is a comic book. And a bad one, at that.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Product came factory shrink wrapped and arrived in a time fashion. I would definitely purchase from this seller again.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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